Franchini Yachts History

The roots

The history of Cantiere Franchini takes place since 70 years and starts from a small craft yard built on the harbour of Riccione thanks to the determination of the master carpenter Michele Franchini, aka «Guido», who in 1946 decided to set up his own activity of construction of small fishing boats and boats at the service of the emerging seaside tourism.

In this construction site in 1968, almost by chance, «Guido» Franchini started another company with Norberto Ferretti, who later gave life to one of the largest groups in the world of boating.

In 1977 his son Massimo, just graduated in architecture, joined the company and, without renouncing his handicraft roots, transformed it into a modern boatyard for the production of deep blue sailboats, appreciated all over the world. In 2004, Massimo designed and produced Emozione 55, all over recognized as the most elegant «lobster boat» in the Mediterranean.

From the exclusive production of magnificent sailing boats, Franchini Shipyard went on producing timeless motoryachts not neglecting the technological aspects and the importance of the research that will bring it, in 1996, to use, first in Europe, SCRIMP, the technology of vacuum infusion of fiberglass for the production of hulls and superstructures, revolutionizing forever the way of producing boats in full respect of the environment with the highest quality standards.


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